My Favorite Bookstores & Bucket List Bookstores

As someone who isn’t a frequent traveler, I admit that I haven’t been to many bookstores outside of my home state of Michigan. However, there are quite a few bookstores that I HAVE been to that have made me immediately fall in love and I have seen photos of many (many many) that I would love to visit someday. It’s hard to compile all of the bookstores I want to visit in the world, but let’s give it a go, shall we?

First, let’s start with my favorite bookstores I HAVE been able to visit:

Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Schuler Bookstore, Okemos, Michigan

Trident Bookstore, Boston, Massachusetts

Books & Mortar, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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So dreamy! What books are on your list to read next?

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The Dial Bookshop, Chicago, Illinois

Brattle Book Shop, Boston, Massachusetts

Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Now for the bookstores that are on my bucket list!

Shakespeare & Company, Paris, France

Powell’s Books, Portland, Oregon

Strand Bookstore, New York City, New York

Books Are Magic, Brooklyn, New York

Parnassus Books, Nashville, Tennessee

The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, California

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, Washington, D.C.

Hatchards, London, England

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We are thrilled to announce that our doors are once again open!

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City Lights Books, San Francisco, California

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Good morning, North Beach. ☀️

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Book and Bed, Tokyo, Japan

El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cărturești Carusel, Bucharest, Romania

Leakey’s Bookshop, Inverness, Scotland

Seems like I have quite a bit of traveling to do once COVID is under control! I can’t believe how many gorgeous bookstores there are in the world that I want to visit. Like Neil Gaiman says, “What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.”

What is your favorite bookstore you have visited? What bookstores are on your bucket list? 🙂

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4 thoughts on “My Favorite Bookstores & Bucket List Bookstores

  1. Shakespeare and Company and El Aeneo are classic picks for lists on this theme, but it’s lovely to see many which are new to me too! My London recommendation is Daunt Books, where the stock is arranged by country, fiction and nonfiction all mingled together.

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